Saturday, January 29th 2022, location will be Square Lake, Stillwater Township Minnesota

With over 50 Ice divers expected this is the largest Ice Diving event in the U.S.

Main Sponsor:  MidWest School of Diving

Revenue from event will be donated to our two 501c3 charities.

Veteran Scuba (501c3) charity supporting disabled veterans and scuba diving

  • Midwest Underwater Recovery (501c3 charity, group of 6 Fire Department Dive Teams), one of the departments is fully formed the other 5 are still purchasing equipment and getting certified as a PSD Team.
  • Divers going for their Ice certification will have a classroom requirement on Friday evening the 28th of January at the AmericInn in White Bear Lkae, MN
  • Divers who are already certified will have an orientation at MidWest School of Diving on Friday evening at 6pm.

5-7 holes being cut; 3 for Ice Diving Certifications, the rest for certified ice divers. Instructors or certified assistants will be at every hole. 

2 bonfires on ice for warming attendees.

Our 2 charities will be offering, Chili, Wild Rice Soup, Hot Dogs, Coffee. Hot Chocolate and coffee.

Each hole will have a dedicated warming tent and hot water.

Silent auction of scuba gear, sporting goods and sport memorabilia. 

As of January 1st, we have divers coming in from 16 states for the Ice Diving Festival:

  • Wyoming
  • South Dakota
  • North Dakota
  • Arizona
  • Texas
  • Florida
  • Colorado
  • Oklahoma
  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin
  • Minnesota
  • Iowa
  • Indiana
  • California
  • Ohio
  • Michigan

Manufacturer representatives attending:

Oceanic and Hollis

  • Ocean Technology Systems (OTS)
  • Henderson
  • Sealife Cameras
  • Rip Tide (Deep Blue Computers, LeFeet, SharkBanz, Victory and Time Concepts watches)
  • SeaLife Cameras
  • Light and Motion
  • Osprey
    • Great Lkaes Charters attending Ice Festival:
    • Sol Mates – Lake Superior Dive Charter
    • Ship Wreck Adventures – Lake Superior-Lake Michigan and Lake Huron Dive Charters
  • Manufacturers unable to attend but supporting event.
    • Sea Pearls
    • Sea Soft
    • Indigo
    • USIA

Every participant will receive a commemorative 2022 Ice Diving Festival t shirt.


Personal instruction, Excellent price

Personal instruction, equipment they used was fairly new and well maintained.  We liked the instructor, explained everything so that we could understand...very patient with the students.  Excellent price for the open water course.

- Dakota, Minneapolis, MN


Boy Scouts of America can earn their Scuba Diving Merrit Badge at the MidWest School of Diving in White Bear Lake, MN, a suburb of the Twin Cities of MInneapolis and St. Paul.